• Danny Joyce | Editor

Reboot Your Routine with Recipes from Mash Direct & Lili Forberg

January can be a challenging time of year, and getting back into routine can be a difficult task but the award-winning vegetable accompaniments producer Mash Direct are here to help you kick start 2022 and ‘Reboot your Routine’.  


Teaming up with fabulous foodie Lili Forbeg, Mash Direct have created four nutritious and mouth-watering recipes sure to beat the January blues.

From a no meat Monday delicious vegetarian lasagne for all the family, to a Boxty Brunch for those lazy Sunday mornings, Mash Direct wants to lend a helping hand to anyone looking to get their health and wellbeing back on track this January without the need to peel and chop - perfect!

Boxty Brunch Serves 4

Ingredients For the Boxty • 200g Mash Direct Mashed Potato • 200g grated raw potato • 200g plain flour • 150ml milk • 1 egg • Salt & pepper for seasoning • Butter for frying Topping per Boxty cake • 1 Mash Direct Onion Ring • 1 egg • 45g spinach chopped • Chilli flakes and chives for seasoning Method 1.Gently mix all the Boxty ingredients together in a mixing bowl 2.Heat some butter in a pan on a medium heat 3.Using an ice cream scoop or large spoon, scoop the mix onto the pan and gently flatten into a pancake shape 4.Cook for approximately five minutes on each side until the Boxty is golden brown 5.Remove from the pan and keep warm under -some foil 6.Add some more butter to the pan and sauté the spinach for 2 minutes on medium heat seasoning with salt 7.Push the spinach to the edge of the pan and add the eggs frying on medium / high heat for a few mins, then reduce heat and fry until eggs are ready to your liking. 8.Serve the spinach eggs on top of the boxty and sprinkle with chilli flakes, chives and black pepper

 

One Pan Veggie Lasagne Serves 6

Ingredients • 400g Mash Direct Carrot & Parsnip • 120g courgette (approx half a courgette) • 200g mushrooms • 100g spinach • 1 pepper • 1 small onion • 1 stick celery • 3 cloves of garlic • 1 tin chopped tomatoes • 8 lasagna sheets • 200g grated cheddar • 1/2 mozzarella ball • 50ml cream • Salt and pepper • Mixed herbs • 5 Basil leaves Method 1.Chop all the vegetables 2.Fry the garlic and onion on a medium heat for two minutes 3.Add the chopped veg and fry for five minutes 4.Stir in the Mash Direct Carrot & Parsnip 5.Pour in the tinned tomatoes and add a half tin of water 6.Cook for a further 15 minutes on a medium heat 7.Season with salt, pepper and mixed herbs 8.Stir in 1/2 the cream 9.Add a layer of lasagna sheets and gently submerge into the sauce 10.Sprinkle on a layer of cheese 11.Add another layer of lasagna sheets and the rest of the cream and submerge in sauce 12.Sprinkle the remaining cheese and crumble on the mozzarella 13.Bake at 160° for 20 minutes or until the cheese is golden 14.Garnish with the basil leaves before serving

 

Mash Direct Roast Vegetable Salad Ingredients Salad • 300g Mash Direct Roast Carrot & Parsnip Fries • 100g Chickpeas • 1/2 head lettuce • 100g red cabbage • 1 red pepper • 1 avocado • 100g bulgur wheat • 30g feta cheese • 30g nuts and seeds

Dressing • 3 tbsp mayo • 2 tbsp lemon juice • 1 tbsp water Method 1.Roast the Mash Direct Carrot & Parsnip Fries with the chickpeas for 20 mins at 180° 2.Cook the bulgur as to the pack instructions 3.Toast the nuts and seeds on a dry pan and drizzle some balsamic on top 4.Place the lettuce into a bowl 5.Layer the other ingredients on top 6.Drizzle the dressing over the top

 

Cheesy Cauliflower & Broccoli Pinwheels Ingredients • 200g (half a pack) Mash Direct

• Broccoli with a Cheese Sauce • 200g (half a pack) Mash Direct

• Cauliflower Cheese Gratin • 100g grated cheese • 1 sheet puff pastry Method 1.Mash the broccoli and cauliflower 2.Spread a thin layer on top of the pastry 3.Sprinkle the grated cheese on top 4.start at the narrow side of the pastry sheet and roll until the end of the sheet 5.trim off the ends 6.Cut the roll into slices around 1” wide 7.Place the slices flat onto a baking sheet ensuring you leave space for them to expand as they cook. 8.Place into a preheated oven at 180° for 20 minutes until the pastry is golden brown.

 

These recipes are quick, easy and most importantly absolutely delicious!


Check out www.mashdirect.com for more details on the Mash Direct range. Slán go fóill,

Danny